Urkontinent | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Urkontinent is a Belgian-style dubbel that begins with Pilsner, Munich and Chocolate malts and Belgian Dark Candi syrup.

Then we add unique ingredients from around the world: Wattleseed from Australia imparts chocolate, coffee and hazelnut notes to the beer. Toasted amaranth from South America gives it an earthy, grainy flavor and a little additional roast flavor. Green rooibos from Africa contributes a floral aroma and slight astringency. Myrica gale from Europe supplements the bitterness from minimal hopping. Hiveplex Honey from California adds a subtle sweetness while maintaining the dry finish.

The careful combination of all these ingredients creates a complex, dark Belgian-style ale with wonderful coffee and chocolate-covered cherry flavors. The roastiness of the malt and wattleseed melds with the fruity esters from the yeast, the floral notes from the rooibos, and the malty yet dry signature of a Belgian dubbel. Urkontinent is perfect to enjoy with friends as the weather begins to cool.

14 IBU

Added by THECPJ on 09-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1.53/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Poured a flat brown with little to no head.
Sweet chicory and light black tea flavor.
Spicy finish with a cloying clingy film left over on the finish.
This is a perfect example of when a beer ceases to be a beer due to the degree of added ingredients.
This "beer" is barely drinkable, i forced down 8 oz, the rest will be used in cooking.
Even after cleansing my palette with an extra trappist beer, i still have a cloying film lingering from this awful beer. i wish i could give negative ratings.

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2.11/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip, reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a clear deep brown garnet hue with a nice one finger fizzy creamy head that fades to leave a fizzy mocha blanket. Average at best.

S - Ehh..whats going on here? Smells like cereal malts and roasted meh. I mean, seriously, Pretty Things X Ale 1945 smelled better than this.

T - I laugh as I write this, my friend said it best...this tastes like an old, dirty kvass. Again, not sure what went wrong here. Bad batch perhaps?

M - Mouthfeel was relatively thin for the style. Yeah.

O - wtf. Completely baffled by this beer. Not sure how it happened but this was absolute garbage. One of the worst beers I've ever had.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of mactrail
2.64/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a sienna brown color in the Bellegems Bruin tall glass. Nicely foamy and plenty of spritz on the tongue. Is that fingernail polish I smell? Very odd phenolic odor.

Tastes so earthy, I'd say it's more like dirt. Think of how wet, mildewy wood smells. Now imagine how it would taste in a beer. The flavors lurch around and vanish, leaving the taste of cheap root beer with a bitterish edge. I taste old beets, buckwheat honey, nut shells, and some kind of hard candy. I don't know how this could be called a Dubbel, but if it has to be rated that way the competition is a little overwhelming.

Maybe after having spent $15 for this people have a need to like it. I have an need to try one more half glass tomorrow before I feed it to the African daisies. From the DF-branded 500 ml capped bottle bought at Liticker's in San Diego.

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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 467 ratings